Cottage cheese crisps are a healthier alternative to a bag of chips. 

Snack on Healthy Chips. Simply melt cottage cheese into cheese crisps for a healthier alternative to potato chips.


When it’s the first week in January resolutions are likely on the mind. But, it’s also the beginning of award show season and there are still sport games playing over the weekend. That means you might be sitting and watching television for long chunks of time. Just when planning a lifestyle change. Best to make small achievable changes, like swapping high fat snacks with more nutritious options. Luckily we can improve on a popular viewing/party snack, potato chips.

Thin Cheese Crisps

I’ve shared another chip hack in the past. But, this one may be a first. These are made out of cheese, unlike a crispy piece of hard cheese you may have had before. This version is made from cottage cheese. When cooked, this soft chunky cheese transforms into a thin crispy chip. Low in fat/carbohydrates and higher in protein compared to traditional potato chips. Making these a healthy chips choice. Mix in different combinations of spices to customize their flavor.




 


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Melt cottage cheese into Cheese Crisps for a healthier alternative to potato chips.


Melt cottage cheese into Cheese Crisps for a healthier alternative to potato chips.Cottage Cheese Crisps

Ingredients
  • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese (Trader Joes)
  • ¼ teaspoon each: pepper, ground garlic, onion powder
Directions
  1. In a small bowl mix the cottage cheese with the spices.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Scoop ½ teaspoon of the cottage cheese mixture into the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Once the cheese has stopped bubbling, the surface is dry and is starting to brown, use a rubber spatula to lift the edges from the pan. Carefully peel the chip away from the pan. Flip and cook an additional 20-30 seconds. Repeat with remaining batter. Make sure to leave space when dropping in the cottage cheese, as these spread. Makes: ~90 chips



Cottage Cheese Crisps, snack on a healthier chip.

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Can I Make these Cheese Crisps in Advance?

Yes, these cottage cheese chips can be made up to 3 days in advance. Keep them refrigerated in an airtight container. Add a piece of bread to help them stay fresh. Chips may soften a bit but should still have a crunch. They can also be heated before serving: place chips on a sheet pan. Heat in a 350° preheated oven for 3-5 minutes. Watch them carefully to make sure they do not burn.


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18 thoughts on “Cheese Crisps: How to Make Healthy Chips

  • January 5, 2017 at
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    omg these are so cool. I love cottage cheese.

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    • January 9, 2017 at
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      Thanks, me too. Let me know if you give these a try.

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      • February 5, 2018 at
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        Don’t think it would come out the same. But might still taste good.

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  • January 10, 2017 at
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    So cool! Do you think these will work with Israeli cottage cheese?

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    • February 5, 2017 at
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      Yes, I don’t see why not. You might have to experiment first to see what brands are best, depending on their fat% and curd size (here I used a 4% and small curd). I’d recommend dropping a small amount on a frying pan to test. If it doesn’t come out like these chips, it will probably be more like a melted cheese crisp (also delicious). Good luck experimenting.

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  • March 27, 2017 at
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    Do you have the nutritional information on this recipe?

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    • April 7, 2017 at
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      Sorry, I haven’t come across any for cottage cheese cooked this way. Best to go off the nutrition facts on the container. ¼ cup cottage cheese makes about 22 chips with this recipe. Hope you enjoy.

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  • August 30, 2017 at
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    Do you think I could make these in the oven? Make more at once. Thanks for the recipe!!

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    • February 5, 2018 at
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      Unfortunately not, though that would make the process easier. A large griddle could help speed up the process.

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  • September 1, 2017 at
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    I didn’t have much success. I only had Daisy 4%, the curds spread out quite a bit and I couldn’t get them off the pan. I tried a second time, maybe I’ll have to try the Trader’s Joe’s cheese.

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    • February 5, 2018 at
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      Sorry it didn’t work out with that brand. Best to give it a try with Trader Joe’s cottage cheese. Seems to work out the best with it.

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  • September 16, 2017 at
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    I didn’t have any luck with these. Mine never seemed to sufficiently dry. I drained the cottage cheese, yeah, still no luck. The next time I am near Trader Joe’s I will pick up their cottage cheese and try again. Hope it works they sound delish!

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    • February 5, 2018 at
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      No need to drain. You might want to adjust the heat to get the liquid to evaporate faster. Definitely recommend trying it with the Trader Joe’s cottage cheese.

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  • January 10, 2018 at
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    Closest thing to an actual potato chip since I started Keto in August. Took some time to get the griddle temp. right, but they are easy and good.

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    • February 5, 2018 at
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      Awesome, glad you like them.

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    • February 12, 2018 at
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      What temperature did you use? I have an electric griddle and these look interesting.

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